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Kuss Early Origins



The surname Kuss was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kuss Spelling Variations


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Kuss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guss, Güss, Gusser, Gussich, Gus, Gusner, Gess, Gessel, Cuss and many more.

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Kuss Early History


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Kuss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kuss research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1752 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Kuss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kuss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kuss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kuss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kuss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Kuss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • John Kuss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1759
  • Wilhelm Henrich Kuss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764

Kuss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catharina Kuss, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Anna Kuss, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1896

Kuss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • August Kuss, aged 71, who landed in America, in 1901
  • Emma Kuss, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1901
  • August Kuss, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Olurstrick, Austria, in 1907
  • Antoni Kuss, aged 11, who emigrated to America from Jerespol, Russia, in 1911
  • Eduard Kuss, aged 21, who settled in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kuss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kuss (post 1700)



  • Matthew J. Kuss, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952, 1956
  • Donald J. Kuss, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 3rd District, 1965
  • Walter Kuss (b. 1965), retired West German Olympic cross country skier who competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kuss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kuss Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2015 at 10:39.

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